Data Management and the IR as a Teaching Tool at Illinois Wesleyan University

Data management can seem daunting, especially when you’re working with a granting body or laboratory that has stringent requirements for documentation, preservation, and accessibility. At the Comparative Cognition Lab at Illinois Wesleyan University, the IR has become a critical part of the research process.

Learn how Dr. Ellen Furlong and her students use the IR as a data-management tool to facilitate research examining the similarities and differences between human and animal reasoning and decision-making.

In this webinar, Dr. Furlong joins forces with IR manager Stephanie Davis-Kahl and a student researcher to give us a view into the lab’s research, the importance of ethics and data documentation in the field, and finally how the lab uses the IR as both a research and teaching tool that trains students in best practices for data management.